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What a weekend!

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, March 22, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is Graphic Novels.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, March 24
10:30-noon
or
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. This month we will explore the western states. Drop in.

Pete the Cat Day
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.
Bring your camera and meet Pete the Cat at storytime from 11-11:30 a.m. Make a craft while supplies last from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy special coloring pages until 4 p.m.
Readers in kindergarten or first grade can participate in Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes from 3-5 p.m.

Willy Wonka Jr Theatre Showcase
Saturday, March 25, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.

Enjoy the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.
This performance, featuring local children in grades 2 through 8, is presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill at the library.

Looking ahead to next week, don’t miss this special event on Sunday:

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Family Fun Dinosaur Encounter

Sunday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Be amazed at a 5-foot-long Apatosaurus femur and an entire T-Rex foot! Meet award-winning author Janet Riehecky as she presents her extensive collection of fossils. Drop in.

Hufflepuffs! We get the job done!

harryThe Hamilton exhibit will only be up through Monday, February 6.  Don’t miss your chance to see it!  But don’t worry, once it’s gone  we have plenty of other things for you to do, including some more special Harry Potter programs.

Our weekly Storytimes continue and Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Chess Club
Wednesday, February 8, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8, Drop in.
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!

McStorytime
Thursday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult, Registration required.
Story time at east side McDonald’s, 100 N Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook.

Harry Potter Fun
Thursday, February 9, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6, Registration required.
Come explore our Harry Potter stations full of magical activities for tweens to enjoy.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, February 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
. Drop in.
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the United States of America.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult. Drop in.

A storytime especially for children with sensory integration issues.

Build It!: Harry Potter‘s World
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
All ages. Preschoolers and K with an adult.  Drop in.
Use LEGO or DUPLO blocks to build!

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in my School Shoes!
Saturday, February 11, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1. Drop in.

Can you read all by yourself? Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!

Looking ahead to next week, Morris the Magic Man will be visiting the library on Sunday, February 12, for a family magic show!

Now twice, due to popular demand!

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Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, January 27, 10:30 a.-noon
Friday, January 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the United States of America. Drop in.

This month, we will explore the Southeastern United States.  You can:

  • squeeze fresh orange juice
  • learn about estuaries and make an otter puppet
  • try reading Braille like Helen Keller
  • fly balloon rockets as you learn about Cape Canaveral

Since our homeschool programs have been so popular, we are now offering two sessions!

 

Cloudy with a chance of s’mores

croppedWeekly storytimes continue this week, and Minecraft Club continues on Tuesday and Thursday.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, January 25, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is books that were turned into movies. Registration required.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, January 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Storytime at west side Chick-fil-A, 245 N Weber Rd, Bolingbrook. Drop in.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, January 27, 10:30 a.-noon
Friday, January 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the United States of America. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience. Drop in.

Winterfest Flurries ‘N Fun
Saturday, Janurary 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
At the Annerino Community Center
Join us and the Bolingbrook Park District for flurries and fun at the annual all-ages Winterfest celebration! Visit the Bookmobile, decorate cookies, enjoy storytimes, sing karaoke with Studio 300 and grab a snack from one of our food vendors. Head outdoors to explore other activities including snow painting, snowball slingshots and archery, take a Klondike sled ride and more!

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, January 28, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Can you read all by yourself? Then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!

Winter Wonders at the Library

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Family Coloring Party
Sunday, December 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative family coloring event. Coloring isn’t just for kids! All ages can enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. Supplies will be provided. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

December 11-17 is the final week of this session of storytime! Weekly storytimes will start again January 16.  There will be a few drop-in storytimes in between; follow this blog or check the calendar for details.

Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge
Monday, December 12-Saturday, January 14
Ages newborn-Grade 5
Read, explore nature, and create a fun winter project in order to earn a free book! Visit http://www.fountaindale.org/winterreading for details and to print a page to keep track of your reading. Brought to you in partnership with Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 14, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Drop in and practice your chess playing skills!  Beginners can also come and learn the basics.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 16
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 1-6
Drop in for music and movement program featuring music from The Nutcracker.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, December 16, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us as we start our adventure in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the different regions of the United States. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience. Drop in until the room limit is reached.

Polar Express Celebration
Saturday, December 17
All ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult
All day: coloring pages
11-11:45 a.m. Story and a craft
1:30-3:30 p.m. Interactive movie

Reading is Groovy: Pete the Cat
Saturday, December 17, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!

In Your Own Backyard: An Adventure for Homeschoolers

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We are getting ready for our next homeschool program which will be held on Friday, October 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Kindergarten-5th Grade (Meeting Room A):
Come prepared to learn about the fur trade and to float down the Illinois River from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. We will be building Fort Dearborn, churning butter and grinding corn. We will have a “touch museum” with several artifacts dating all the way back to the year 1603! We will also make and take our own pouches to remember our time together.

Tweens (Studio 300):
We are excited to have our homeschooled tweens return to Studio 300! This month, watch your LEGO creations come to life with LEGO robotics. We will also debut our latest programmable robotic arm! As the tween program has a limited number of available spots, please remember to e-mail rkantorek@fountaindale.lib.il.us to let us know you are interested in attending.
Educators & Tots (Storytime Room):
As always, educators will have their own space to connect and share thoughts about homeschooling. This month, we will take a tour and explore the 3rd floor homeschool section resources. When we return, the little ones will enjoy a storytime and puppet show about hibernating animals!

We hope you will be able to join us!

Be like Humpty Dumpty and have a great fall!

Weekly storytimes, Crazy 8s, and Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club continue! What else is happening for kids at the library?

Tween Spooky Tech
Monday, October 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
For children in grades 4 through 6 only.
Use technology to make your costumes brighter and your “haunted house” spookier!
Participants must register with a Fountaindale Public Library Card.

Our second S’mores Book Club is full!  Register for the one in November starting November 9.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, October 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult.
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our meeting room with many games to play!  Feel free to celebrate the spooky season this month by wearing a costume.
Drop in!

In Your Own Backyard
Friday, October 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students. For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of Illinois. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience.
Drop in until the room limit is reached.

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Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Come in costume and have a “monsterously” good time in a not scary, totally interactive family show with the award-winning performer Dave Rudolf! Watch the kids do the Frankenstein Dance. See the little tykes try to assemble the Skeleton Bones. Be amazed at the Ghoul-Limbo.
Drop in until the room capacity of 90 is reached. Seating is first come, first served.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, October 29, 3-5 p.m.
Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!